Monthly Archives: January 1999

STEPMOM

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Chris Columbus Stars: Susan sarandon, Julia Roberts, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Liam Aiken, Lynn Whitfield, Darrell Larson, Mary Louise Wilson Those who believe that Hollywood doesn’t create strong roles for female actors anymore should look closely at the new film Stepmom. This emotionally charged drama gives two popular actresses an [...]

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HURLYBURLY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Antony Drazan Stars: Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Chazz Palminteri, Robin Wright Penn, Meg Ryan, Anna Paquin, Garry Shandling Those audiences who relished the abrasive In The Company Of Men will probably find much to enjoy about Hurlyburly, an uncomfortably vicious comedy that shares a similarly wicked misanthropic streak. Others will [...]

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HAPPINESS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Todd Solondz Stars: Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Ben Gazzara, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Cynthia Stephenson, Camryn Manheim, Jared Harris, Louise Lasser, Elizabeth Ashley, Rufus Read, Jon Lovitz, Dan Moran, Evan Silverberg, Matt Malloy Todd Solondz is one of America’s few truly independent directors, who doesn’t bow to convention [...]

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DEAD MAN ON CAMPUS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Alan Cohn Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro, Randy Pearlstein, Corey Page, Alyson Hannigan, Mari Morrow, Jason Segel, Dave Ruby Thankfully, this unheralded but surprisingly enjoyable comedy from the MTV channel eschews most of the clich├ęs of the adolescent school genre. There’s no psycho killer slashing [...]

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THE WATERBOY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Frank Coraci Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard jr, Blake Clark, Peter Dante, Jonathan Loughran, Clint Howard, Rob Schneider, Todd Holland, Robert Kokol With his role as the endearing hero in the wonderful romantic comedy The Wedding Singer, goofy comic Adam Sandler reached [...]

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THE FACULTY

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Robert Rodriguez Stars: Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Jordana Brewer, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Shawn Hatosy, Famke Janssen, Robert Patrick, Bebe Neuwirth, Jon Stewart, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, Piper Laurie, Daniel Von Bargen, Chris McDonald, Summer Phoenix A variation of the classic Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, squarely aimed at a [...]

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PSYCHO

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Gus Van Sant Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, William H Macy, Viggo Mortensen, Philip Baker Hall, Anne Haney, Robert Forster, James Remar, James Le Gros When it was revealed that Universal studios and Gus Van Sant were planning to remake Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic Psycho the initial reaction [...]

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